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Harold ‘The Shadow’ Knight To Join Dillian Whyte’s Team

Dillian Whyte has confirmed Harold ‘The Shadow’ Knight, a former co-trainer for Lennox Lewis, is a new addition to his coaching team for the Alexander Povetkin rematch.

Dillian told Sky Sports “Harold is a very important piece of the puzzle, from a technical point of view, and from an experience point of view.”

Dillian is currently preparing for the rematch with Alexander Povetkin on the 6th March.

Harold Knight flew out to Whyte’s camp in October, joining trainer Xavier Miller to help assist Whyte’s preparations in Portugal for his crucial second clash with Povetkin.

The highly regarded American cornerman played a key role throughout the career of heavyweight Lennox Lewis helping to guide him to a string of world title victories, including avenging two knockout losses in rematch wins over Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman.

Harold has worked closely with the legendary late trainer Emanuel Steward and welcomed the opportunity to pass on his experience to Whyte, who can propel himself back into world title contention with a revenge victory over Povetkin.

Talking to Sky Sports Knight said “”I couldn’t be happier to be involved and we’re here to get Dillian back to that No 1 position,”

“It’s going to be tough, believe it when I tell you, Povetkin is a very tough, smart fighter and he wants to stay there.

“This is where it comes from how bad you want it, and the team members around you, to see how good we are to put those ingredients into Dillian to get him back to that No 1 ranking.”

Whyte is just weeks away from his showdown with Povetkin, a chance to avenge last summer’s shock defeat, and believes Knight and Miller are devising a perfect game-plan.

“A world title challenger, a great fighter, and he worked closely with Lennox Lewis throughout his career as well, so Harold knows his way around heavyweight boxing and he’s a great addition,” Whyte told Sky Sports.

“Harold is a very important piece of the puzzle, from a technical point of view, and from an experience point of view.

“He has followed my career from afar and I’m very happy to have him up close, in my corner. He’s someone that had been studying me and liked my style. He was happy to join the camp and has fitted straight in.”